- The broadcom driver. I still don't know why the Ubuntu installer can't detect the need for this driver and install it. It has become way easier to install, it's all done from Synaptic now.
- Java, again from Synaptic.
- wicd, which "just works" to replace the still crappy Gnome network manager.
- vpnc, which I need to connect to work from home.
- Flash, from Synaptic.
- The Bitstream Vera font for coding. I got wise this time and installed it in my ~/.fonts directory, so I won't have to go searching for it next time.
- sshfs so I can mount remote directories.
- Replaced gnome-screensaver with xscreensaver.
Again, a really easy upgrade with no problems. I wish it was always like this.
Update: I also needed to do the trick to get the workspaces to rotate properly. Beats me why Gnome won't do this out of the box, it seems like it should just be a setting somewhere, but it isn't.